|Advertising Ends on:||Extended Until Position is Filled|
|Advertising Started on:||Thursday, August 31st, 2017|
|College:||Carver College of Medicine|
|Department:||Anatomy & Cell Biology|
|Salary:||$47,484.00 to Commensurate|
|Full/Part Time Status:||Full Time|
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Tootle Lab at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. The position entails ~80% research and ~20% teaching. The teaching experience will entail designing an online development/human embryology course for both master’s and Ph.D. candidates, and a journal club on related material for only the Ph.D. students. Mentorship in curriculum design and instruction will be provided by Dr. Darren Hoffmann, a recipient of numerous teaching awards.
Research will be performed in the Tootle lab, which focuses on prostaglandin regulation of actin – both within the cytoskeleton and in the nucleus. The primary model used is Drosophila oogenesis. The enzymes that make prostaglandins are the targets of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Prostaglandins are lipid signals that play critical roles in human health and disease, including pain/inflammation, reproduction, heart health and disease, and cancer. Importantly, actin is also implicated in these processes. Therefore, the mechanisms by which prostaglandins regulate actin – both in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus – are likely conserved from flies to humans.
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PhD in biological sciences
Less than 3 years postdoctoral experience. Technical experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: molecular biology, basic protein biochemistry, genetics, and microscopy. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.
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